The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
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His campaigning on behalf of ex-servicemen helped him see off Graham Brady, Tracey Crouch and Dominic Grieve.
Iain Dale: It’s going to be a White Christmas – because there are snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere.
Plus: Tory MPs, the world’s most duplicitous electorate. But a certain long-serving woman Labour MP is sending Christmas cards to them all…
Sir Graham Brady’s announcement of the voting figures came as an icy shock to the Prime Minister’s supporters.
The Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee then reads out the figures. And someone says: “oooh”.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
The challenge is on – and has been rushed forward in timing that helps May. None the less, a simple majority for her might not be enough.
Chris White: A guide to what could happen in the Commons this week as tomorrow’s vote on May’s deal looms
I set out the various permutations – and translate what the amendments to the Government’s motion mean.
Why Conservative MPs should prepare to call for a confidence vote in the Prime Minister’s leadership this week
A new leader will be a surer means of delivering Brexit if she can’t extract last-minute backstop concessions.
And: For May, there should be no way back from losing. My Tory leadership straw poll. Cox, a man of substance and integrity. Plus, Tower of Power extra: Dick for Iain.
“It’s very likely that the Prime Minister would win a confidence vote. Then there would be a 12 month gap before it could happen again.”
Which may or may not cast light on why the Chairman of the 1922 Committee must make enquiries about correspondence in his possession.
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.
A new leader would need a new plan to reverse this evident humiliation of May’s leadership and of British statecraft.
If Graham Brady suddenly emerges this week to declare that a confidence vote is on, don’t be taken by surprise.